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How To File A West Virginia LLC Amendment

Step By Step Guide To West Virginia LLC Amendments

How to file a West Virginia LLC Amendment:

To amend your West Virginia Limited Liability Company, you would file one original West Virginia Articles of Amendment to Articles of Organization with the West Virginia Secretary of State, Business Division (SOS). You can submit two if you would like SOS to return a file stamped copy to you. You do not have to use the SOS amendment form. You do not have to have original signatures. Forms are available on the SOS website and in your online account when you sign up with Northwest.

Submit the amendment by fax, mail, or in person. You can pay filing fees by check, money order, or credit card. If you file in person, you can pay with cash, too. Checks should be payable to “West Virginia Secretary of State.”

Can you re-state the initial articles instead of filing an amendment?

You can restate your West Virginia LLCs articles of organization. There is no West Virginia SOS form for restating the articles. File a signed document, designated as a restatement in the heading, with the SOS. Include the name of the LLC (and former names if it has any) and the date you filed the articles of organization.

The filing fee is $25.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a West Virginia LLC amendment?

If you need to change your company structure, purpose or name, you have to file an amendment to your articles of organization.

You can change the name of your LLC right in section 3 of the amendment form by just entering the old name and the new name.

File the Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers, and/or Addresses to make changes to your officers, address or agent.  If you need to make multiple changes, do them all on the same form and only pay the filing fee once.

How much does a West Virginia Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $25 filing fee to amend your LLCs articles of organization.

How long does it take the state to process a West Virginia Limited Liability Company amendment?

West Virginia SOS will process your amendment in 24-48 hours. Deliver documents to the SOS in person and they will process them immediately. There is no expedited processing service.

How will your West Virginia LLC amendment be returned?

If you submit two original articles of amendment, the secretary of state will return a file-stamped copy to you.

What state agency do you file an amendment with?

Submit documents by mail or in person to:

Business Division
West Virginia Secretary of State
1900 Kanawha Blvd E.
Bldg 1, Suite 157-K
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-8000
Fax: (304) 558-8381

Can you change the West Virginia LLC members or managers on an amendment?

No, you have to file an Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers, and/or Addresses to change your members or managers.

Can you change the West Virginia registered agent on the amendment?

You can’t file an amendment to change your West Virginia registered agent. You would file an Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers, and/or Addresses to change your registered agent.

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an LLC amendment?

To change your principal office or mailing address, file an Application to Appoint or Change Process, Officers, and/or Addresses.

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